Earlier this week I was asked to serve on our Governor-elect’s Transition Council on Agriculture and Forestry Policy. Yesterday we had our first meeting in Richmond, beginning work on generating a document that will be presented to the incoming governor, outlining agricultural and forestry policy objectives for the next four years.
Obviously there are LOTS of Virginians working in our part of agriculture who are way more qualified than me to be on this Council. But thanks to a customer who knows us and our farm, I’ll get to be a part of the process. Of course regular readers already know what I’ll be advocating, and what I won’t.
Once the process is complete, which should be shortly before the inauguration, I should be able to discuss it.
In the meantime, I’m very pleased that there is a seat at the table for local food and small family farms.